I'm Backpacking in Support of LGBTQ+ Youth

by Kyle Cavazos




Friends & Family,

This summer, I'm embarking on an amazing adventure backpacking the North/South Lake Loop in the Sierras, and I'm doing it to raise money for the 
Trailmixer OUTdoor Access Fund (TOAF) and to help spread awareness and create support around safe, inclusive outdoor accessibility for underserved LGBTQ+ youth.

Growing up, I had resolved to the fact that I would have to live life hidden in shame for who I was. With an abundance of love, support and communal healing, I have broken free of our culture's oppressive conditioning and now live life more authentically than I could have ever dreamed. I so deeply cherish my beautifully queer experience and am committed to help others find their awakened path of love.

Will you help me by making a donation?


100% of the TOAF money will be converted into scholarships to low-income LGBTQ+ youth so they participate in leadership programs, activities, and environment teachings provided by Trailmixer's amazing partners. These programs will give them tools to develop new skills so they can thrive in their schools, workplaces, and personal lives. 

Thank you for tapping into expansive generosity and being an active part of the support that my community deserves.


In order to maximize the funds donated by awesome people like you, I will (and so will my climbing mates) cover my own costs for travel, lodging, food and gear for this experience. Your donation is for the youth and is much appreciated.

Hello from the Trailmixer Team!

OUT Hiking for Our Community (Trailmixer)* is an organization of hikers with the mission of providing safe, inclusive access to the outdoors to LGBTQ+ folks. Trailmixer works to give back to underserved LGBTQ+ youth year-round, whether that is through scholarships from our fundraiser clim-supported Trailmixer OUTdoor Access Fund or educational community events such as the Unicorn Hikes

Trailmixer's members and volunteers participate in leadership workshops and community events to help provide LGBTQ+ young adults with tools and skills to grow up with the confidence that they can be whoever they want to be in our society. We are working on developing new nature programs and activities with other factions of the LGBTQ+ community. Our work will grow more with your help.  

So will you do it? Will you donate?

In the name of all the participants and partners of Trailmixer, we thank you. 

The Trailmixer Team

* Trailmixer - OUT Hiking for Our Community, Inc. (dba: Trailmixer) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. EIN#  832-965-468

How would you like to support?